Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada


Forms & Inspection Frequently Asked Questions



Inspections 2018

The inspection registration forms and 50$ deposit were due July15th.
We are still accepting late applications for Western Canada 

Full fees can be paid after the July 15th deadline but must be paid in full 
30 days prior to inspection

Link to Webstore for deposit and inspection fees

Dear Irish Draught and ID Sport Horse Owner,                                                              pour cette invitation en français 

The Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada will be holding inspections this fall. If you would like to have your Irish Draught Horse or Irish Draught Sport Horse inspected this year in Canada, please send the below application to the inspections coordinator. If you have more than one horse, please copy the form as many times as you need providing the location of the horse as well as owner address for determining inspection sites.

The full application and deposit is due by July 15. All fees must be paid in full no later than 30 days prior to inspection; Applications without deposit submitted after July 15, 2018 must include a $75.00 late fee per horse. Inspections will be closed 30 days prior to the inspection. All paperwork must be complete and fees paid by that time. The number and location of the inspection sites will be determined based on paid applications postmarked no later than July 15, 2018.

The 2018 Inspection Fees for members are as follows): 

$150 Geldings (at least 3 years old)

$300 Mares (at least 3 years old)

$580 Stallions (at least 3 years old)

You must be a member of the Society and your horse must be registered with the Society in order to have your horse inspected. If you are not a member of the society, please complete the membership form and submit the appropriate fee. All forms are located below. If your horse has not been registered, you will also need to complete a registration application (one per horse) and pay the applicable fee.

Please read the rules for eligibility for registration carefully. We are happy to complete registration requirements at the same time as inspections however, should your horse be found to not be eligible for registration, inspection results will be null and void, and fees will not be refunded.

All horses will be assessed using linear profiling and following the standard process used by all studbooks harmonized with Horse Sport Ireland. 

If you have any questions about the inspection process, please contact the inspection coordinator Rebecca Hanbidge at [email protected]

Please Note: inspection sites will be determined by the number of applications received by the July 15 deadline. Inspections will be held in the timeframe September 30-15 October 2018. If there is an insufficient number of horses to hold inspections, inspection fees will be refunded.

I look forward to working with you through the 2018 Inspection process.


Rebecca Hanbidge

Inspections Coordinator

Link to Webstore for deposit and inspection fees


1. Why should I have my horse Inspected

   -You receive an assessment of your horse from world-class judges, who are happy to discuss strengths and 

   challenges in your horse’s conformation as well as breeding strategies. 

   -Only approved horses are called “Class1” or “IDSH”; this designation is recognized worldwide. 

   -At the inspection, you get to meet a number of your fellow Irish Draught enthusiasts!

2. What is the cost for Inspection?

   $150 Geldings (at least 3 years old)     

   $300 Mares (at least 3 years old)

   $580 Stallions (at least 3 years old)

3. What is my cost if I need to register my horse as well

   Inspection fee plus Registration fee  ( If DNA for either sire or dam is not available, there may be extra costs Registration page

4. What is the cost if I want my horse inspected but I am not a member of the society and my horse is not registered with the society

  In addition to paying for inspection and registration of your horse, you will need to also pay a membership fee click here for the membership page

5.  I am American and I want to bring a horse to one of your inspections in Canada.

   Please get in touch with the Inspections Coordinator:

   Rebecca Hanbidge   email : [email protected]   Telephone : 613-799-9186